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Immigration Daily February 18, 2010
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The News Junkie Post features guest columnist Douglas Rivlin who asks, "Immigration reform could be the answer to the question: can you govern?". For the commentary, see here.

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Bloggings On Nurse And Allied Health Immigration
Christopher T. Musillo writes "In the recent past there has been no surer way to ingloriously leave the Senate than to be named leader of your partys Senate delegation."

Immigrant Of The Day: Nikola Knezevic of Serbia
Kevin R. Johnson celebrates the achievements of Serbian Nikola Knezevic, a senior point guard, and solid defender, on the University of California basketball team, which currently is in first place in the Pacific 10 conference.

Bloggings On Updates In Immigration Law
Carl Shusterman writes "The entire family had pending applications for adjustment of status, but in a bizarre twist of fate, they were held by the CBP all day and threatened with criminal charges, incarceration and deportation."

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DOL Publishes H2A 2010 Adverse Effect Wage Rates
The Department of Labor published notice in the Federal Register, effective March 15th, providing updated 2010 adverse effect wage rates for H2A workers.


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57% economic bloggers recommend US up #immigration at all skill levels

Gov. Schwarzenegger proposes saving $304M by eliminating programs for elderly, disabled and low-income legal immigrants

From Ellis Island to Elizabeth: NJ advocates march for a humane #immigration reform #ri4a

#Immigration reform ralliers call on Rep. Murphy for support. Murphy: committed to working toward common-sense #CIR

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Immigration Event - Princeton, NJ
Race, Immigration and the Law of the Workplace: 21st Century Challenges, Friday-Saturday, February 26-27, 2010 Bowl 16, Robertson Hall, Program in Law and Public Affairs, Princeton University, This conference is open to the public.


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Dear Editor:
Although it is hard to agree with Jim Roberts letters on much, his recent letter (02/17/10 ID) actually makes sense with this voter literacy test idea. I welcome it so that parties that prey on the ignorance of people will be, for a long time, barred from public office. It will serve this country a great deal. That way persons who can see Russia from their backyards and former state governors will know that the Vice President is Joe Biden and not Obiden. This is a refreshing suggestion.

Joseph St. Daniel O. ILuonakhamhe, Esq.
Atlanta, GA

Dear Editor:
Does DHS supervise the departure of astronauts from Cape Canaveral and their return from the space shuttle? Do the astronauts have to remove their shoes and uniforms and will they have to do full body scans? (in response to S. Hilf, Esq.'s letter 02/17/10 ID)

Paul Good, Esq.

Dear Editor:
Greg Siskind's 02/16/2010 blog (link posted in 02/17/2010 ID) states, "Bayh's last vote on comprehensive immigration reform was a bad one. He voted with anti-immigration Senators to filibuster the 2007 version of comprehensive immigration reform and there is little reason to believe his vote in 2010 would be different. On the other hand, Senator Lugar, his Republican counterpart from Indiana, is a much more likely vote in favor reform." I respectfully disagree with my esteemed colleague that Senator Bayh's vote was "a bad one." I am on record as being pro-immigration. I am not an anti-immigrationist. I am in favor of immigration reform, but I am not an advocate of "CIR" (buzzword for Amnesty) in any form that has yet been presented to Congress. I am weary of colleagues, ID and the press referring to CIR as the panacea for improvement of the immigration system. It is not. As previously proposed, it is much less than that. In fact, it is an unworkable scheme that fails to bring the type of immigration reform that would curtail and remedy the type of abuses recently exhibited in the Neufeld Memos; the injustice of "dual intent" and its harsh effect on spouses of US citizens; the need for advance parole after an I-485 is filed; silly rules regarding re-entry permits; a 90-day wait period for an EAD and no employment authorization for EAD holders after they apply for extension, but have not yet received it; indefinite EAD wait for some asylum applicants; placing I-130/I-485 applicants in deportation proceedings because their non-immigrant status has expired, etc., etc., etc. I suggest we shelve CIR and focus on LIR Legal Immigration Reform - and shut the door to future illegal immigration. After that is done, pass a workable Amnesty for the last time. What's wrong with that?

David D. Murray, Esq.
Newport Beach, CA

Dear Editor:
It would be nice to think that my letters and Jim Roberts' letters could continue to find at least a small area of common ground, despite diametrically opposite views about immigration policy. But common ground requires at least some basic respect for reality. If, for example, one of my letters were to argue that most Mexican citizens who are in this country illegally have Ph.D's, are fluent in speaking, reading and writing five languages including English and deserve to be on the short list for a Nobel Prize, no one would expect a letter by Jim Roberts or anyone else to find any common ground with such an absurd statement. In the same way, Jim Roberts' letter (02/17/10 ID) claiming that Tom Tancredo's suggestion that literacy tests should be reinstated is meant as an objective measure to be fairly and equally applied to all voters, regardless of ethnic background, and not used for the purpose of depriving Spanish-speaking US citizens of the franchise, belongs just as much to the realm of fantasy. It is impossible to find common ground with a letter that is so far away from reality.

Roger Algase, Esq.
New York, NY

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